Environmental Protection Specialist Salary

Median pay for Environmental Protection Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $62K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Environmental Protection Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Male Environmental Protection Specialists who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (63 percent) are men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,000 - $114,159
MEDIAN: $61,829

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$43,000 - $114,159  
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$42,178 - $115,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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Job Description for Environmental Protection Specialist

Environmental protection specialists help organizations and businesses comply with environmental standards by carrying out evaluations to ensure that federal, state, and local laws are met. These specialists may work for companies, government entities, or agencies which help companies and organizations maintain environmental compliance.


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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Protection Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Environmental Protection Specialists generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. During the first five years of their careers, Environmental Protection Specialists see a median income of $52K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $61K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Environmental Protection Specialists make a median salary of $74K. Environmental Protection Specialists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $98K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Protection Specialist Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.


37 %
63 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 19%